Disassembled Mi-2 helicopter found in container at Odesa customs office, says SBI
Law enforcement officers are establishing the owners and the circumstances of the helicopter’s movement (Photo:SBI press office)
A Mi-2 multi-purpose helicopter has been found during an inspection of containers at the Odesa customs office, the press service of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) reported on Oct. 31.
“During the inspection of a container, the SBI agents found a (disassembled) Mi-2 multi-purpose helicopter,” reads the report.
“It could have already performed combat tasks at the front for eight months of the war, but the customs office seemed to have been in no hurry to process it.”
It is noted investigative actions are underway. Law enforcement officers are establishing the owners and the circumstances of the helicopter’s movement.
In addition, a legal assessment will be given to the customs officials’ actions who, in the conditions of war, did not take any steps to timely clear the helicopter.
The helicopter has been seized and may be transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the SBI said.
According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, the helicopter had been stuck at customs since 2007.
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